Since it finished construction in the late 1980s, the Virginia Hill condo building has been a high-rise anomaly in a sea of houses and leafy streets, with Piedmont Park at the doorstep and once-seedy Midtown just beyond that.
Perched on the eighth story (three floors from the top), a recently listed condo here is itself an anomaly, in that it offers a chance to own in the lowish $300Ks on both the Beltline and Atlanta’s crown-jewel greenspace.
With western views touted as “the best in the city,” this two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad boasts sunset views over the park from most rooms. It comes with an assigned parking slot, but with the Beltline-connected location (and strong 89 WalkScore), the listing also argues there’s “NO need for a car!” here. And a range of restaurants, grocery shopping, even a movie theater is indeed right out the front door.
Another perk, if listings are accurate, is the HOA fees of $290—annually.
The catch, of course, is sheer space, which by Atlanta standards is tight: 800 square feet. (Although migrants from the many 500-square-foot rentals popping up in Midtown might find this much room cavernous.) And beyond the statement-making kitchen, the property is fairly no-frills for $423 per square foot.
It sold for $236,000 in early 2015, which illustrates where the intown condo market has gone.
- 587 Virginia Ave. Unit 803 [BHHS Georgia Properties]